Jan 11 '17 07:34

By the end fo this year, Dutch universities must employ 100 more female professors than they do now, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Sciende orered. She is making 5 million euros available over the next 5 years to attract suitable female candidates, the Volkskrant reports.

This is on top of previous agreements on appointing 200 female professors  by 2020. "In the Netherlands it's simply not going fast enough", Bussemaker said. She explained her policy on the field of scientific talent in a letter sent to parliament on Wednesday. 

Sep 5 '16 09:15

About a third of Dutch university lecturers are unqualified, according to a study done by the intercity student consultation ISO

Apr 21 '16 10:33

PhD candidates tasked with giving lectures are often unprepared to do so due to a lack of training and guidance, according to a survey done by PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) and intercity student association ISO

Jan 21 '16 11:39

Students, lecturers and parents are getting more influence on their own school or university in Education Minister Jet Bussemaker's new law that is being handled in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Thursday

Nov 16 '15 15:50

Talk about the terrorist attacks in Paris in the classroom. Keep the discussion open. Because children often know pretty much what happened, but do not understand it.

Jul 7 '15 08:38

The bulk of the money saved by abolishing the basic study grant and introducing the loan system for students, will be used to hire more lecturers at universities and colleges. This would reduce the class sizes and give students a more personal, one on one experience.